DC have entered the SDCC pre-fray with the news that Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner will be co-writing an ongoing Harley Quinn series later this year, joined by a to-be-announced artist.
Conner will also be in charge of covers for the series, which spins Quinn out of the Suicide Squad and into her own defined world. Palmiotti (possibly the World’s Busiest Man right now) describes the approach to the character as
sort of what we did with Powergirl but with a bit more homicidal maniac added in.
The series will be looking through her eyes, so it’ll be establishing her worldview for readers – she’ll be the hero of the series, as she is the hero of her own head. Even though she might get up to a mite of evil, she’ll still view herself as the heroic underdog. Whilst an artist hasn’t yet been announced for the book, Conner has given Harley a slight redesign from her most recent outfit, as seen in her cover.
Harley Quinn #1 will be released later this year, most likely in November.